First up, the community garden at 423 Chestnut St. in Pottstown will be selling fresh-cut Christmas trees from Pine Hill Tree Farm in North Coventry on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
"We will be at the garden Dec 7 and 8 from 2 to 7 p.m., singing carols, sipping hot cocoa, and getting into the holiday spirit, so please stop by," members of the Mosaic Community Land Trust, which runs the garden, wrote on their web site.
The purchase of your tree there will not only help support the land trust's community garden efforts, but also support a local business.
Three types of tree will be sold: Scotch pines, white pines and Norway spruce.
For the Scotch and white pine trees, five-foot trees will be $25; six-foot trees will be $30 and seven-foot trees will be $35.
For Norway spruce, five-foot trees will be $30; six-foot trees will be $35 and seven-foot trees will be $40.
Once you've purchased and (if you're diligent) decorated your tree, consider visiting the annual Tree of Remembrance event put on by the Pottstown Visiting Nurse Association and sponsored this year by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Individuals and families are invited to the event, which will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (rain or shine) at the VNA offices at 1963 E. High St. in Sanatoga.
The event will include music, "reflective readings" and there will be ornaments for purchase:
- $10 for a hand-made ornament;
- $60 for a silver photo frame ornament;
- $100 for brass ornaments.